Suspicious Account Activity Identified in State’s Unemployment Insurance Claimant System
3 Things UI Claimants Can Do To Minimize Fraud
- If the claimant has an common number UI Claimant PIN (i.e. 1111, 2222, 1212, last four of SSN, etc.), they should immediately request a pin change by calling the UI Claimant Assistance Line at: 1-877-214-3332
- If the claimant believes his/her account(s) have been compromised, they should file a fraud notice with the Department at
Vermont’s Unemployment Rate Down Again
Today, the Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering April 2019. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for April was 2.2 percent. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised March rate. The current seasonally-adjusted estimate of the number of unemployed Vermonters (7,565) as well as the statewide seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate are both once again new lows since the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics online historical series started in 1976.
Extension of Hurricane Disaster Unemployment Assistance Benefits
New Adjusted VOSHA Penalty Rates as of 2/1/19
Change to the Earned Sick Time Law starting 2019
Hiring Your First Employee
The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has created helpful guidance for new employers who are hiring their first employee. Use this guide to understand legal requirement associated with becoming an employer in the State of Vermont. These requirements include: federal and state tax law, unemployment insurance, workers’ compensation insurance, and payroll deductions.
By clicking on the link below, you will leave the Vermont Department of Labor’s website for the Vermont Consumer Assistance Program website, a partnership between the Vermont Attorney General and the University of Vermont: https://www.uvm.edu/consumer/hiring-your-first-employee.
New Vermont JobLink User Requirements
Soon Vermont JobLink will require a working email address to uniquely identify you with your account for security purposes. You will also be able to use your email address to reset your password and opt into notifications that will enhance your job search.
Please prepare for these upcoming changes by reviewing your contact information now. Click My Profile in your main menu, then click Edit Contact Information. If you have already provided an email address, please ensure you can access it and that it is not shared with any other Vermont JobLink users (such as a spouse or other family member). If you have not provided an email address, please do so. After making any changes, click Save on the Contact Information page.
Learn more about Vermont’s New Earned Sick Time Law
As of January 1, 2017, most Vermont employers will be required to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The Vermont Department of Labor is charged with enforcing the new law. Below you will find the mandatory workplace poster. For a copy of the new poster, click here. You will also find a series of “Frequently Asked Questions”. For a copy of the “Frequently Asked Questions” click here.
There is also a link to the Vermont Department of Labor’s “Final Rule”. For a copy of the “Final Earned Sick Time Rule” click here. To view the Act passed by the Vermont Legislators, click here. If you have questions about the new law, please call 802-828-0267.